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Adhering to the guidelines on the Decree-Law No. 65 of May 18, 2021, Urgent measures related to the epidemiological emergency from COVID-19, GAL Hassin reopens to the public.

Starting on July 2, 2021, activities will resume, complying with the requirements for containment of the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic.

The GAL Hassin Center – Outreach and Educational Pole is divided into several sections: the Planetarium, the Space and Time Park, the Observatory Terrace and the Museum.

Booking online is always required to visit GAL Hassin.

The activities take place outdoors and, in part, indoors. It is therefore asked to be equipped with a mask (from the age of 6 years), to respect the rules on physical distance and to pay attention to the indications that are placed inside the GAL Hassin Center for the transit from one room to another.

The ticket is purchased online and allows you access to only one entrance to GAL Hassin on the day and time you have selected.

For organizational reasons, the activities are held exclusively in Italian.
For visits in English, the date and time have to be agreed with the GAL Hassin staff and for a number not less than 20 people.

In case of adverse weather conditions, GAL Hassin reserves the faculty to modify the scheduled outdoor events (the visit of the Space and Time Park and/or Solar/Sky Observations in the Observation Terrace) with indoor activities in the GAL Hassin Museum and Planetarium.

The full day ticket includes the observation of the sky with the naked eye, guided by a professional astrophysicist with a special laser pointer. The individual observation at the eyepiece of the telescopes is replaced by the projection on screen of footage of celestial bodies as long as the health emergency from Covid-19 remains.

For the evening-night activities, please remember to wear appropriate clothing for the altitude (550 meters). Sky observations is completely carried out outside (of about 3 hours duration).

The start of the activities varies depending on the season or month of the year: only one activity is offered per day.
Below, you find the start time and the end time of the visit.

Applying for discounts. For groups of more than 30 adults, a 1 euro discount per person can be applied. The discount code must be requested to the GAL Hassin staff before making the online payment. To request the discount code, please contact: prenotazioni@galhassin.it.

Discounts do not apply to non work-related visits, except those already authorized by (the regulation for disabled people).

Tickets

For the public

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Sat

16:00 – 18:30

Weekly closing:

Sunday

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Standard / Full-day

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Standard Ticket

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Standard ticket activities include an explanation of the Space and Time Park exhibits and/or a visit to the Museum and a show in the Planetarium. Duration of visit: two and a half hours. Activity starts from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. depending on the season.

In the fall/winter, on Sundays activities for groups of 30 or more must be requested and arranged with the Head of Education and Outreach.

Applying for discounts. For groups of more than 30 adults, a 1 euro discount per person can be applied. The discount code must be requested to the GAL Hassin staff before making the online payment. To request the discount code, please contact: prenotazioni@galhassin.it.

Discounts do not apply to non work-related visits, except those already authorized by (the regulation for disabled people).

Standard ticket is not valid for the following dates:
Every Saturday from July to September (except July 24)
Sunday July 11
July 20 and 22 
7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, 24, 26 August
Thursday September 2

 

Timetables

17:00 – 20:00 (from 1st July to 7th August)

16:30 – 19:30 (from 8th August to 30th September)

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Full Day Ticket

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Full-day ticket activities include an explanation of the Space and Time Park exhibits, and/or a visit to the Museum (based on scheduling) and a screening in the Planetarium… After dinner, naked-eye observations and observation of some objects with the remote GRT (Galhassin Robotic Telescope) begin. Duration of the visit: about 5 hours.

Observations of the sky (evening-night activity) on days when the Full Day ticket is valid (afternoon-evening activities) must be arranged with the GAL Hassin staff. The cost of the ticket is equal to the cost of the standard ticket.
The activity is carried out outdoors, in the Park of Space and Time with projection on a big screen without the use of the telescopes of the Observatory Terrace for the health measures (containment of epidemiological effects from Covid-19).

Full Day activities from October onwards and throughout the autumn-winter period are suspended.

The full-day ticket is valid for the following dates:
Every Saturday from July to September (except July 24)
Sunday July 11
July 20 and 22 
7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, 24, 26 August
Thursday September 2

Timetables

17:00 – 23:45 (from 1st July to 7th August)

16:30 – 23:30 (from 7th August to 31 September)

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Weekly closing:

Monday

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Schedules may be subject to slight variations depending on the period in which the visit takes place. All changes will be notified.

We ask you to be on time. It is not possible to enter the Hassin GAL Center with your own car or other means of transport. Access is through the pedestrian gate (small gate).

 

For Schools

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Mon – Tue – Wed – Thu – Fri – Sat

10:00 – 12:30

14:30 – 17:00

17:00 – 19:30

Weekly closing:

Sunday

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The time of the visit must be decided in advance with the staff of GAL Hassin to take into account the journey and the distance between the school and our Center.

We can accommodate teachers requests, although it is necessary to respect the timetable of the visits: in the morning from 10 a.m to 12.30 a.m., in the afternoon from 2.30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

We ask you to be on time. Buses are allowed to enter the parking area (entrance from the largest gate).

Annual closures

1st January, Easter, Easter Monday, 1st May, 2nd June, 15th August, 25th December, 26th December, 31st December.

    Contacts

  • GAL Hassin Foundation
    International Center for Astronomical Sciences
    Via della Fontana Mitri, 90010 Isnello (PA)

  • Phone +39 0921 662 890

  • Mobile +39 329 845 2944

  • Email info@galhassin.it
    Guided tour, Astronomer Luciana Ziino

  • Email amministrazione@galhassin.it
    Administrator: Salvatore Notaro

The Educational and Outreach Center is divided into several sections: the Planetarium, the Space and Time Park, the Observatory Terrace and the Museum.

 

To visit our Center, reservations are always required.

We are available from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 a.m. and from 3.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. every day ( except on holidays) at the following numbers: +39 0921 662 890, +39 329 845 2944 (mobile).

Visits are guided by professional astrophysicists with an average time duration of about two hours and a half.

The visit includes an activity in the Planetarium, a section in the Museum or an external visit to the Park of Space and Time.

COVID-19 HEALTH EMERGENCY

Due to the evolution of the pandemic, in accordance with the urgent measures for the containment and management of the epidemiological emergency, in order to protect visitors and staff, we list the health and safety measures to be taken at GAL Hassin:

  • Don’t enter GAL Hassin if you have a fever. The temperature will be measured at the reception and it must not exceed 37.5 degrees, otherwise you have to leave the structure;
  • keep a distance of 1 meters from other people with the exception of your family;
  • collect the ticket at the ticket office and hand the signed self-certification;
  • show your ticket and the signed self-certification (if needed) at the ticket office;
  • wear the mask both inside and outside GAL Hassin;
  • cover your mouth and nose if you sneeze or cough;
  • wash your hands frequently with soap, and use alcohol-based disinfectants;
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth;
  • avoid handshakes, hugs and sharing bottles and glasses with others;
  • the products on sale in the bookshop will be handed following the hygienic and sanitary rules;
  • follow the visiting paths, or ask to GAL Hassin staff if you need help;
  • during the visit the astronomer guide will give you the right indications where to go;
  • The Regions have activated dedicated numbers to respond to requests for information and urgent measures to contain and manage the contagion of the new coronavirus in Italy. In Sicily, contact: ​800 458 787.
    Useful numbers from the Ministry of Health. from Italy: 1500 (free toll number); from abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385.